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Florida just became the largest state to mandate personal finance education in high school

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Florida just became the largest state to mandate personal finance education in high school

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Florida just became the largest state to mandate personal finance education in high school

Florida is officially the largest state to mandate a financial literacy course for high school graduation. On Tuesday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed bill SB 1054 into law. The legislation was unanimously passed by both the state House of Representatives and Senate in early March. The new law will apply to students entering ninth grade in the 2023-2024 school year, and require that they take a half-credit course in personal finance before they graduate.More from the Tampa Bay Times and CNBC.

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